Norway

→ Is a trip of a lifetime

With stunning fjords, mountains, and picturesque quaint villages, Norway offers an unbelievable variety of natural and man-made sights.

Northern Lights watching and whale watching along with sightseeing of beautiful scenery of fjords are major reasons to visit Norway.

Outdoor Activities Lover

Skiing and Snowboarding, Snorkeling and Scuba diving, Surfing, Rafting and Kayaking, Trekking/Hiking, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Sky diving, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, River Cruising, Sea Cruising, Four-wheel driving, Bike riding

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Beaches, Lakes and Fjords, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes, Geological Sites

Art and Culture Lover

Architecture, Museums and Galleries:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Recreation and Fun Lover

Amusement Parks:
Theme Parks:
Fun Parks:

Jun-August: Best time for hiking/cruising the Norwegian fjords.

Between October and March: Best time to see the northern lights.

top destinations in Norway

This is the list of top destinations in Norway where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

The lofoten islands

The lofoten islands

the geirangerfjord

the geirangerfjord

bergen

bergen

oslo

oslo

stavanger

stavanger

top activities to do in Norway

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in Norway:

If you are an outdoor activities lover:

  1. The Lofoten Islands
  2. The Geirangerfjord

If you are medieval town, picturesque village and history  lover:

  1. Bergen
  2. The Lofoten Islands
  3. Oslo

If you are a nature lover:

  1. The Geirangerfjord
  2. The Lofoten Islands

If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:

               For Art, Museums and Galleries:

  1. Oslo
  2. Bergen
  3. Stavanger

              For Cultures and Traditions:     

  1. The Lofoten Islands
  2. Oslo
  3. Stavanger

   

From the above list, you can see that The Lofoten Islands overlaps in four categories, whereas Oslo and The Geirangerfjord overlap in two categories. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since Norway is mostly about scenic fjords, well preserved wooden churches, quaint medieval towns, and northern lights and midnight sun, our first pick would be the Lofoten Islands, the Geirangerfjord, and Bergen. 

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first-time visit to Norway and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

Oslo (Day 1-2)→Sognefjord (Day 3)→Bergen (Day 4)→Alesund (Day 5)→Geiranger (Day 7-8) (Must do itinerary for the first timer)

OR,

(If you want to take your trip to next level with “The Northern Lights” and “The Midnight Sun”, then head to the Lofoten Islands or Tromsø.)

Oslo (Day 1-2)→Alesund and Geiranger (Day 3-4)→Return to Alesund and fly then drive to the Lofoten Islands (Day 5-6)→Return Oslo (Day 7) (Must do itinerary for the first timer)

Note: You can see midnight sun from North Cape too, but it is the most northern part of the Europe and is at the distance of 6 hr travel from Tromso.

OR,

(If you are museum and culture lover)

Stavanger (Day 1-2)→Bergen (Day 3)→Alesund (Day 4-5)→Geirangerfjord (Day 6)→Trollstigen (Day 7)→Oslo (Day 8)


If you have 14 days, then you can extend above itinerary.

Oslo (Day 1-2)→Sognefjord (Day 3)→Bergen (Day 4)→Alesund (Day 5)→Geiranger (Day 7-8)→Return to Alesund and fly to the Lofoten Islands (Day 9)→Lofoten Islands (Day 10-11)→Tromso (Day 12-13)→Return Oslo (Day 14) (Must do itinerary for first timer)


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling crammed.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Norway can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.